Workshop 2: Automation and (In)Security

Reaper MQ-9 takeoff in Afghanistan. Photo by Steve Follows / Defence Images

Reaper MQ-9 takeoff in Afghanistan. Photo by Steve Follows. Used under CC-BY-NC 2.0

This workshop will address the theme of human (in)security in
relation to automated defence, security and surveillance technologies such as
drones, crime prediction algorithms and computerised monitoring.

Full pdf version of the programme and abstracts here

Tues April 11, 2017

Hosted by Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol at the Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, Bristol (Location Information)

9.30 Coffee, welcome

10.00 Military-Industrial (In)Security
Ryan Bishop (Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton): Autonomous Remote Sensing Systems: Sensing Sovereignty and Subjects
Elspeth Van Veeren (University of Bristol): Security in the Drone Age: Reinvestigating the Secret
Patrick Crogan (UWE Bristol): Soldiers, Planks, Insects and Robots

11.45 Short Break – Coffee available

12.00 Methods 1
Noortje Marres (University of Warwick): What if nothing happens? Driverless street trials as experiments in interpretation

12.45 Lunch

14.00 Methods 2:
Andrew Goffey (University of Nottingham): Automation Anxiety and the Technological Unconscious

14.45 Policing and (In)Security:
Dean Wilson (University of Sussex): Algorithmic Patrol: The Futures of Predictive Policing

15.30 Short Break – Coffee available

15.30 Military Industrial (In)Security 2:
Benjamin Noys (University of Chichester): The Sex of Drones
Cormac Deane (IADT Dublin): The Sounds of the War Machine

17.00 Discussion

17.30 Drinks